Back to School Apple Hand Pies
Cuisine: dessert
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Serves: 6
I pre-cook the apples in the microwave to ensure they are soft in the baked pies. You can skip this step if you prefer crisper filling, or cook longed for even softer filling. Have leftover filling? Simply microwave for an additional 5-7 minutes, mash and serve as applesauce!
  • 1 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 to 4 cups fresh apples, peeled, cored & diced.
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 2 sheets of pie dough
  • Variety of ingredients of your choice (raisins, blueberries, spices, etc.)
  • Egg wash (1 egg whisked with about 2 tablespoons of water)
  1. Stir all ingredients together in a microwave safe container.
  2. Microwave for about 5 minutes, stirring the mixture halfway.
  3. Let cool.
  4. Taste for sweetness and add a little more sugar if you prefer before filling your pies.
  5. Preheat oven to 375F.
  6. Roll out pie dough. Cookie cut them into whatever shape you like. Place the cut dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  7. Fill the pies!
  8. Lay the top cut dough on top and pinch shut.
  9. Cut a few steam vents in the pies and add letter details if you like.
  10. Brush with egg wash.
  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden.
  12. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
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